The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City. It is home to the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Those groups were formerly housed in the Lyric Theater. Click on the image for a larger view.
The former Lyric Theater in downtown Kansas City. Built in 1929 as the Ararat Shrine Temple, the Shriners spent one million dollars on its construction. The property was foreclosed in 1936 with $600,000 on the note. The building has been occupied by a Red Cross blood collection center and a television broadcasting station. Click on the image for a larger view.
The city changes with light. This is not a single photograph, but two side by side: the deep shadows of a sunny day contrasted with the flat light of an overcast one. Click on the image for a larger view.
Naomi and I have not lived in a city for a very long time. It is a treat to be able to walk out of your home and enjoy restaurants and the arts. A block away from our apartment is the Milwaukee Delicatessen: a wonderful place to relax. Perhaps it is the mid-western attitude or the character of a neighborhood landmark, but the atmosphere is unhurried and friendly. The pizza is great too. Click on the image for a larger view.